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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.44%

Stock MarketsMay 16, 2018 09:35
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Shipbuilding, Real Estate and Finance & Investment sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.44%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Nisshin Steel Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:5413), which rose 15.59% or 233.0 points to trade at 1728.0 at the close. Toyo Seikan Group Holdings, Ltd. (T:5901) added 10.78% or 182.0 points to end at 1870.0 and NTN Corp. (T:6472) was up 5.30% or 26.0 points to 517.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Ebara Corp. (T:6361), which lost 5.28% or 210.0 points to trade at 3765.0 in late trade. Kuraray Co., Ltd. (T:3405) declined 4.32% or 82.0 points to end at 1815.0 and Meidensha Corp. (T:6508) shed 4.19% or 19.0 points to 435.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2036 to 1323 and 214 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 1.10% to 14.40 a new 3-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was down 0.39% or 0.28 to $71.03 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July fell 0.62% or 0.49 to hit $77.94 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.28% or 3.60 to trade at $1293.90 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.08% to 110.23, while EUR/JPY fell 0.09% to 130.50.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 93.15.

Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.44%
 

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